Gaze means “to look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention. What are you gazing upon today?
His Name IS Advent Devotion: Day 13
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. —Psalm 34:3
Think about this idea of magnification with me for a moment. When we use a magnifying glass to observe something, we don’t actually make the object larger. We aren’t altering it’s size, but rather we are altering our perception of that object. When we magnify God, we are extolling and praising Him for who He is. We are giving Him priority in our lives. It’s easy to allow the things of this world to loom large in our sight and fail to acknowledge the One is above all things. It’s easy to become fixated on problems and hardship rather than focus on our God who is mighty and has all things under His sovereign care.
Notice the many names and attributes of Jesus found in Mary’s Song of Praise found in Luke 1. Worship Him today!
Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! —Psalm 46:10
This post was first published on Get Real on December 14, 2014.